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5 days - White Christmas celebrations in Røros, one of the oldest towns of wooden buildings in Europe.

Ready to be swept away with a white Christmas in the most romantic part of Norway? The UNESCO World Heritage Listed Norwegian town of Røros is a living museum, and the entire town centre with its authentic wooden buildings is protected. Explore Røros' narrow streets, old courtyards and boutique shops in one of the oldest towns of wooden buildings in Europe. Artisan workshops offering locally made ceramics, clothing and food, among other things can be found around every other corner.

This short Christmas stay includes a full Christmas program, horse & sleigh riding through Røros, a full day dog-sledding tour and a stay in the Røros Hotel with its new Spa and wellness centre.

We recommend heading further north for Northern Lights viewing after your Christmas program.

Highlights include

  • Enjoy Christmas shopping, celebrations and homemade hot chocolate before Santa visits
  • With locals, join the Christmas church service
  • Romance on a traditional horse and sleigh ride through the charming old town and out into the forests
  • Harness your dogs, learn how to drive the sled for a full day dogsledding adventure
Day 1
Arrive Røros and transfer to your hotel
Day 2
Enjoy the Christmas shopping, celebrations and homemade hot chocolate before Santa visits
Day 3
Christmas church service, traditional horse and sleigh ride and winter activities
Day 4
Husky dogsledding with campfire lunch
Day 5
Depart after breakfast
Start/End Place
Røros, Norway
Country Visited
Norway
Duration
5 Days
Suitability
Easy independent holiday suitable for singles, couples & families
Code
CIN001

Details

Transportation

Private transfers to your hotel

Included
  • 4 nights at the cozy Røros Hotel including breakfast and dinner
  • Christmas program including decorating christmas gingerbreads and making marzian figures, Santa visit giving gifts, sledding, lassoing Rudolf, building ice lights and church services.
  • Tradional Christmas dinner served from the buffet with lufisk, ribs and lamb ribs toghether with all the trimmings and a large dessert buffet
  • Return transfers to your hotel
  • Horse and Sleigh ride through Røros
  • Dog sledding tour (6 hours)
  • Visits to the bath & wellness centre and children's play room
Not Included

International & domestic flights, tipping, beverages, meals other than described in itinerary, items of personal nature, travel insurance.

Snowmobile safari or an extended overnight dog sledding tour can also be added.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Røros and transfer to your hotel

Arrive at Røros and private transfer to your hotel. Once you have settled in, you can stroll around town before your first special Christmas activity, decorating gingerbread and making marzipan figures together with the hotel's pastry chef.

This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner buffet with the flavours of the Nordic Christmas traditions.

Meals
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Røros Hotel

Day 2 - Enjoy the Christmas shopping, celebrations and homemade hot chocolate before Santa visits

After breakfast, head out to enjoy the Christmas spirit, homemade hot chocolate at Kaffestuggu and shopping before the town shuts down for our Christmas celebrations.

In the late afternoon, head down to the iconic wooden church of Røros for its Christmas service (4pm). Afterwards, Santa will visit and give gifts to you and your family. This evening, dinner will be a traditional Christmas dinner served from the buffet with lutfisk, ribs, lamb ribs together with all the trimmings and a large dessert buffet.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Røros Hotel

Day 3 - Christmas church service, traditional horse and sleigh ride and winter activities

Enjoy a leisurely Christmas morning and, in case you didn't manage it yesterday, there is another Christmas Church service this morning at 11am. Today there is time set aside for a traditional horse and sleigh ride around Røros.

This afternoon, your Christmas package includes fun winter activities in the grounds of the hotel such as sledding, lassoing Rudolf, building ice lights and activities in the lavvo. Mulled wine and gingerbread will keep you warm.

Enjoy another fabulous traditional dinner tonight - this time fillet of reindeer with trimmings (yes, you have lassoed him, now you eat him) and a full dessert buffet.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Røros Hotel

Day 4 - Husky dogsledding with campfire lunch

This morning, you will be picked up from the hotel and enjoy a full day dogsledding adventure. Harness and run your own dog team. You will learn all about the dogs and dog-racing as we sit around the fire eating lunch(included). All while enjoying the beautiful scenery!

Winter overalls, winter boots, wool socks, gloves and hats are provided and there is a comfortable changing room with toilets to use before the journey.

You will learn how to harness your dogs, and how to drive the sled. In groups of 5 or more, 2 people share one sled, driving a team of 5 - 6 well trainied Alaskan huskies. You switch drivers during the trip. The guide will drive in the front and your dogs will naturally follow this guide. We will stop in the middle of the day and make a fire. There is no better coffee then the coffee that is boiled over a fire. Enjoy a simple lunch that is heated up over the fire.

Expect to drive 30-40 km and reach a mountain plateau 1000 meters above sea level. The view is magnificent.

This activity can be modifed if needed.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Røros Hotel

Day 5 - Depart after breakfast

After breakfast, transfer to the Røros airport (50 min flight to Oslo).

Meals
1 Breakfast
Dates & Prices

All prices listed are per person in twin/double room. Please note that the Christmas program is subject to change.

Dates
Start Date
End Date
Price
Status
Accommodation
23 Dec 2018
27 Dec 2018
23 Dec 2018
27 Dec 2018
EUR 1,085
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